Professional Development Meeting

 Thursday 17 January 2019

What is going on with the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce supporting the area Manufacturing Facilities

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Lorie Denton

Classic at Noble

1024 Noble Street

Anniston, Al.

Time: 6:00 P.M. Cost: $25.00

For Reservations Contact:

David Curl 241-1330 or david_curl@newflyer.com

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Noon on Wednesday, 16 January 2019

 

  Lorie Denton serves as the Director of Business Development for the Calhoun County Economic Development Council, an organization created through an act of the Alabama State Legislature for the purpose of promoting industry, trade, and economic development within Calhoun County, Alabama.

  During her tenure in this role, the EDC has been successful in creating industrial tours for Calhoun County educators, bridging a gap for the manufacturing workforce pipeline. Since July of 2017, the EDC has taken over 300 educators into multiple industries, allowing educators and industrial managers to form relationships in order to communicate career opportunities to our future workforce. Lorie spends most of her time inside Calhoun County’s seventy plus manufacturing industries, building relationships and working alongside industrial managers to help meet industry needs.

  Lorie is a life-long resident of Calhoun County where she received her degree in education from Jacksonville State University. She taught elementary school for ten years in the public school system before spending several years at home raising her three children. In 2011, she entered the corporate world, working on a part-time basis in finance before joining the EDC full-time. She currently serves as the Chairwoman of the Calhoun County Career Academy Advisory Board, is co-chair of WOW CONNECTED, a new addition to East Alabama’s WOW (World of Works), and spends time working with several local non-profit organizations and schools.

  Lorie and her husband Chris have a daughter, Audrey, who is a senior in high school, and two sons, Dax and Park, who are in the 3rd and 5th grade.